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Why do old cats seem so needy?

Asked by charliecompany34 (7793points) June 26th, 2008

my cat, “monkee,” is old and whiny. wake up in the morning and she wakes up with you whining long and loud.

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trudacia's avatar

Probably because they are. She relies on you because she’s old, tired and can’t take care of herself the way she used to. Be nice to your old cat and remember all the good times you had when she was young and independent. Same as you would an old relative.

Magnus's avatar

They’re old enough to understand that humans adore cats and will do anything for them.

susanc's avatar

Or she might need the vet to check her out. She might be in pain. Who else can she tell?

tinyfaery's avatar

Kitty is getting older, and just like people, their bodies will begin to fall apart. Kitty might have trouble seeing, or might be getting slight demensia, or maybe kitty is in pain. Take kitty to the vet for a check-up, and if all goes well, and your kitty is friendly, consider adopting a younger cat for monkee. This will keep him company, and give monkee something to do. A lot of older cats get more frisky when they have a younger playmate. Good luck. And monkee is such a cute name.

Seesul's avatar

When you get old, you’ll probably be the same way. Like above, get a 50,000 mile check-up and give monkee her due attention. LOTS of it, hasn’t she earned it?

rowenaz's avatar

You should read “The GrannyMan” by Judy Schachner. Then go get your cat a kitten.

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